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legion and get to 270 electoral votes? give mitt romney florida, virginia, north carolina, colorado. his shortest path is to win those states. he would win a majority of the nine swing states and that gets him to 275, 263 for barack obama. he also needs for that scenario to win the state of ohio. tyler mentioned the cleveland airport today. what -- now, let's go back to this map again, put the swing states again in yellow and say, what is barack obama's shortest path? he just needs to win three of the nine swing states, those three, wisconsin, paul ryan's home state, ohio, the state we have just been talking about and also nevada, big harry reid's home state, the senate leader, big union vote, big hispanic vote there. if he gets those three things, barack obama gets to 271 electoral votes and wins, tyler. >> but not any three of those nine states? >> specifically those three. >> specifically those three. say it again, ohio, nevada -- >> ohio, wisconsin, nevada. if barack obama gets those three, can win every other swing state -- >> do the polls tell us that he is ahead in those three? >>
of investigation. we need the company to come out and tell us their side of the story. rick in florida, please. rick? >> caller: hey, jim, how are you? a big boo-yah from miami. >> the w. love it. >> caller: my company, cirrus logic. they reported their earnings yesterday. they are doing good. what do you think? >> this is one where as i mentioned the over day, the time to buy cirrus logic was when everybody hated it. this is just typically a situation of a stock that has run too much in anticipation of pretty decent earnings and they got pretty decent earnings and that's never enough after you run. let's go to michael in florida. >> caller: boo boo boo-yah! love love love the show. >> thank you very much. >> caller: all right. my question. insiders are holding over 55%. they beat the analyst estimate seven to eight quarters since the ipo. obviously it's overbought. when do you think there will be a pull back? >> i'm up close and personal. my sister called me today and told me to buy it. con ed finally visited. he said why don't you own any shares in generac. i think you're right. it's overbou
had the stock i would say yes, but you don't need the stock. >> robin florida. go ahead you are are up. i want to give you a big florida state booyah. >> i want to know about duke energy. >> i think that 5% field is terrific. let's go to shaladr area in ohi. >> i was trying to find out if western union would you see that as a buy or sell? >> no, i will tell you why. that was one of the most disturbing conference calls. let's go to art. my stock is gihu reported a terrific quarter again yesterday and i wonder what you shout. >> there are a lot of chinese companies, buy the fxi. that is what my trust has been buying. we believe that china has been making a major turn. let's go to jeanette in florida. i would like to know what you think of amcc. >> way too at the mercy of the big buyers of the technology. that thing blows in the wind of whether the big guys need equipment or not. >> let's go to michael. >> cim what are your thoughts? don't buy. >> let's go to sal in florida. how about you? >> thank you. i have stock that goes up and down. csco. >> listen sunshine, that quarter was terrifi
in florida. >> caller: boo-yah, jim. >> boo-yah, joey. >> caller: you think it could be a large percentage of companies like annies? >> i'd rather go with haynes. they slammed him the other day. i saw irwin simon on "fast money" and i thought he told god good stories. best of breed is haynes celestial. or mond in connecticut. >> caller: how are you. want to look at the fresh market earnings. the stock got hammered. i was wondering if it's over with or stay away from the stock completely? >> what do we got to be in the second-best? i like this, nice looking stores. don't get me wrong. if nice looking stores all that mattered i'd be a bye bye-byer. but we got whole foods and unbelievable players who run whole foods. why do we have to figure out to play whole foods fresh market? the way to play whole foods is whole foods. >> let's go to janet in the home state of new jersey. >> jim, boo-yah to you. i'm learning so much from you and your show. how i can help? >> caller: i was watching your show yesterday about private label goods and i just want to know, could private label grow or hurt or hel
of florida, jeb bush, he'll be our special guest coming up at 8:00 a.m. all that plus as we mentioned the new adp employment report. mark zandi will deliver the report to us first on cnbc. let's get over to andrew with more of today's top stories. >> joe, i think actually we're going to go and talk to mary thompson. as new jersey begins to recover, gas lines are growing. mary thompson is on the new jersey turnpike this morning. mary, good to see you. but there's been a lot of lines and a lot of people talking about this. >> reporter: yeah, very frustrating situation. take a look behind me, you can see the line at the vince lombardi station. and what you can't see is that it stretches down just about a half a mile to the entrance to this rest stop. our cameraman waited in line to get gasoline, he said it took him about 25 minutes. and brian sullivan drove past it yesterday and said the line was at least 200 cars deep. similar scenes like there are being played out all over new jersey as well as long island. residents driving across state lines to find gas, others expressing increasing frustrat
the opportunity for a boost since the government rebuilt southern florida after hurricane andrew in 1992. a reconstruction so huge, it moved the country's entire gdp needle just when we needed it, after right a nasty recession. and now that we've assessed the damage, or we're trying to at least, i'll have to tell you one thing. i think this looks like a possible replay of that hugely bullish. right after a nastier recession. you couldn't tell that today to. ford with terrific numbers because they're connecting with the building materials industry. those stocks performed best today with the ones that took matters into their own hands. we spoke to queen harbors after it bought safety queen. to diversify away from the oil and gas business. queen harbors may have been up huge anyway, simply because, well, it's queens harbors. precisely what sandy ordered. buyers love the acquisition. $8.91. 18% gain for the good guys. tonight we're going to speak with two other companies that want to make you money. just in the last couple days. we'll hear from eaton. it will soon close on its acquisition of
many of the pessimists out there. why don't we start with neil in florida. neil. >> reporter: boo ya, jim. it's neil in florida. facebook dropped. what should i do? hold or drop zynga? >> have a little january effect. everybody selling that thing nine ways to sunday. bad news. maybe they'll finish accepting by the end of december. and then you sell in the first week of january when it should lift. let's go to ramon in california. ramon >> caller: hey, jim, boo ya, baby, calling you from riverside county but born and raised in the san fernando valley. i'm a frequent watcher, jim. thank you for all that you do. >> thank you for that. that is a -- go ahead >> caller: my question is with the recent news of a possible takeover on walter energy, what is your stance, sir, on the possible buy on the stock. >> i cannot recommend anyone buying stock on a takeover basis when i think the fundamentals are not going the right way. the fundamentals are not going the right way. let's go back to florida. bart in florida. bart. >> caller: yes, jim, i really enjoy your program. i see where the earnings
later in the program. >> ohio, colorado, florida, those are the three, i think. >> i bet a lot of global investors are googling the u.s. state map this morning. >>> there is a plan known as the fiscal cliff and automatically triggered $600 billion of tax hikes and spending cuts which would send the u.s. into a recession. >> in this animation, eamon javers has explained the fiscal cliff and gives a couple scenarios for avoiding it. >> the u.s. is barreling towards the fiscal cliff, that's when come on on 2013, mandatory budget cuts and tax increases kick into reduce the deficit by $560 billion. the map drawn by congress leads to automatic cuts next year of $27 billion each in defense and nondefense spending and another $12 billion in cuts to medicare. but here's what lowers the deficit most. higher taxes. all the bush tax cuts go away and a 2% payroll tax comes back. all this coming at once would put the economy in a recession. congress and the president could still take an off-ramp and avoid the cliff, but that would mean tough compromises to raise taxes or lower spending. the other alte
margins in florida, virginia, colorado and ohio. >> governor romney has been having a tough time here in ohio because everybody knows he was against saving the auto industry. you don't scare people just to scare up some votes. >> i can't wait for us to get started. he's hoping we'll settle. americans don't settle. we build, we aspire, we dream, we listen to that voice that says we can do better. >> john harwood will join us with more. and then we'll focus on pot ticks with jack welch. romney campaign adviser senator rob portman and roger altman. so obviously a full lineup to get through all of this. andrew and joe, back over to you. >> let's check on the markets this morning. futures are indicated lower. as i've been pointing out for a while, there is a labor day indicator that jim stack and others have pointed to. and 25 out of 28 times, if the dow jones industrial average was below where it was the friday before labor day, the incumbent loses. and that number 13, 091 and the dow closed at 13,093. so two points above. >> do you think it was sandy? >> i don't know what it was. turned
projected off to the northeast of minneapolis. we'll take you a little bit further south, of course florida one of our swing states. and getting messier by the minute across sections of north florida and you can clearly see that that rainfall will make impacts for many of you across sections of the southeast including georgia and into the carolinas. some showery weather also for those of you in the northwest. in terms of tracking the storm system, the nor'easter that we've been talking about, this has clearly been on everyone's mind and we know how important it is to folks who want to get the latest details. once that storm system which is bringing the rain that we just showed you across the southeast begins to lift upward, we are anticipating those impacts to begin wednesday into thursday. and then thursday into thursday night, we will see some wet and wintry weather continuing, but the latest model runs are trending the system a little bit further offshore. back to you. >> thanks, danielle. it is now a sprint to the white house this morning. investors are waiting for a level of uncertaint
a lead in the real clear politics average of polls. that's north carolina and florida. all the others, iowa, colorado, new hampshire, ohio, the rest of that set of battle ground states are all leading for obama. now, many of them are close, but if mitt romney only carries florida and north carolina among those battleground states, he's only 235 electoral votes. what he has to do is put together in this final sprint victories in states like virginia, like in ohio, like wisconsin, like colorado. that's the way he could get to 270 electoral votes. we'll see whether the two candidates turn out machines produce the way they have hoped they will. and i talked to someone in the romney campaign today who said the polls have simply not captured the republican intensity. we'll find out tomorrow whether that intensity is actually superior to the democrats. >>. >> thank you. candidates battling it out into the final hour, for sure. what is wall street expecting to see from president romney versus candidate romney? will he be harder on china? a lot of questions. >> mike satolli from yahoo! finance
raise the price but it's illusory. you just have fewer shares. tyler in florida. >> caller: jim i'm going to give you a south florida booyah. >> i'll take that. i need to go there now always >> caller: sun is shining. actually it's overcast. but quick question for you. when you talk about the economy really booting off again it seems like you talk about it in terms of consuming and not producing. i'm thinking from the way i think about it you need something to be produced before it's consumed. i'm wondering why in terms of a growing economy you talk about consumption instead of production. that's what it seems like to me. >> i do. because in order to be able to raise price you need demand. if there's a shortage of supply, sure, that can mean something. but not if there's no demand, right? if you have a shortage of a supply at some product nobody likes you can't raise price. it doesn't mean anything. that's why we focus on demand on the show. a company that's got their earnings stars before you buy it. use the eps to figure out the company's growth rate and take it from there. "mad
decisive. florida remains a toss-up. clearly not going to make a difference to the overall outcome. 270, that was the number to reesm we knew once we started to get the results from ohio, that it was going in barack obama's way decisively. yes, 303 to barack obama 206 to mitt romney. >> but the race for the white house wasn't the only major contest as control of congress was also up for grabs. the democrats held on to the senate picking up two additional seats in massachusetts, where elizabeth warren beat the incumbent scott brown. in indiana, congressman joe donnelly beat the controversial richard mourdock. congress remains divides republicans maintain their control over the house of representatives. romney's running mate paul ryan won his re-election campaign for his house seat. >> joining us for more analysis is ron freeman. ron, good morning. >> good morning, kelly. >> ron, what's your initial reaction here to the outcome? what's the biggest impact this is going to have on policy? >> i think the biggest impact it will have on policy is we have a president we know well. we know what
in florida. >> caller: yes, thank you for taking my call, mr. cramer. >> sure enough, what's up with you? >> caller: i own alexium pharmaceuticals? >> people are selling that because they don't know what the tax scheme will be. i care that it's a terrific stock. wait till the end of the year and pick some up. matt in indiana. >> caller: boo-yah, cramer from the tennessee valley. >> we get calls from everywhere. yes. >> caller: i want to say hi to my 6-month-old little boy who loves your show. >> and? >> caller: and i want to ask you about qpe. >> last friday, if you recall, we had robert bemnochet. it's an opportunity. aig is cheap. it's got sandy. i already told but sandy. i like the stock. joe in michigan. >> caller: hey, jim. big boo-yah from michigan. drn, trinity industries. should i stay on or get off? >> have you own an actual rail. i don't know if karl ichan is coming after these. that is the conclusion of the lightning round! >>> let's go right to it. >> caller: jay from beautiful bainbridge island, washington. >> i wish i was there. >> caller: it's rainy. >> john in florida. >>
. malcolm in florida. malcocol malcolm? >> caller: jim, thank you for that heads on amgen and starbucks last week. those were great calls. >> thank you. i like them both. starbucks, this tivana is going to be so huge for them. people keep misjudging howard shultz. one day they'll say that shultz was okay. what's up? >> caller: well, jim, i'm going a retired guy with 50% of the portfolio invested in high yield municipal bond etfs. my question to you is, in this environment, with the economic environment, with the possibility of a compromise regarding the fiscal cliff, vis-a-vis the increase revenues and cuts in spending, what is your analysis and your opinion on the tax free municipal bonds at this juncture? >> you have to buy them. the individual is going to go right back them and move them up. i think that's a great place to be. don't touch them. i want you to buy them. brilliant idea. now we go to paul in louisiana. paul? >> caller: hey, jim. thanks for taking my call. >> no problem. >> caller: i've been just getting in and sticking with a stock itw. i've been following it for a couple mon
and maybe florida depends on the poll. i urge everyone to go out and vote in new jersey. very difficult. largest polling place in our town closed. no power. people have to recognize that the adversity of a lot of people trying to vote today shows you that democracy is trying to be at work. not as easy as you thought. >> i have always said voting is messy. we do it better than just about anybody else. >> north korea has the 99%. everybody seems to turn out. >> regardless of whether the lights or off or not. >> another call today from deutsche bank saying that there's a rally if obama wins and a rally if romney wins going into year end. depends if you look at 1450 or 1500. >> some have said there's a bond market rally for one and stock market rally for other. bond market for obama. easy money so to speak continuing. one of the key questions people come back to is it possible if romney wins and replace him prior to that in some fashion. what we can expect. we'll sit here tomorrow and know who the president is. you talk about uncertainty. that would be a blow if we sit here tomorrow and don
the fiscal cliff. we have two guest hosts, george p. bush, son of former florida governor jeb bush, founding partner of st. augustine partners and jared bernstein, former chief economist to vice president biden, also a cnbc contributor and welcome to both of you. great to have you both here today. >> thank you. >> good to be here. >> we've been talking seriously about trying to tackle the fiscal cliff, it's a looming problem. you've seen the market's activity over the last week or so, and first of all i have to ask each of you, do you think we'll go over the fiscal cliff? george we haven't gotten to talk to you for a while. >> i have a bullish sentiment, i look at the rhetoric from speaker boehner late last week and the president's remarks indicate there's wiggle room in terms of a trade that can be made between meaningful entitlement reform and revenue generation. the crux of the issue will lie in terms of where the revenue will be generated, whether it will be in tax increases but this is the first part of the negotiati negotiation, as in any business deal there is posturing but i feel a d
writer. all right. let's go to simon in florida. simon? >> caller: boo-yah from miami. >> oh, man. i wish i were there so bad. can you transport me there right now? what's the stock? >> caller: jim, i like to get your take on the largest holdings, marvel technology. >> i think that is being passed by. it is a very poorly run company. maybe the 3% yield helps it. i don't want anything to do with that stock. i would like to go to cody in michigan. cody? >> caller: boo-yah. >> wow. nice. >> i want to know what you think of ttc? >> yeah, it's a great housing play. it's a winner. i feel like it's going to continue to win. and let's not forget carol in big missouri. carol? >> caller: boo-yah, jim! >> nice overtime win there, carol. what's up? >> caller: yeah, i'm wondering if you think alcoa aluminum is poised for a rebound in 2013. >> in 2013, yes. it does have tremendous cap for selling between now and year end. that is one horrible commodity that he has to deal with. it was like, you know, the copper corporation would be doing good. let's go to daniel in virginia. daniel? >> caller: yes? >>
slightly. we're seeing close races in virginia, florida, and of course wisconsin where the president is going to be today when he resumes campaigning. so it's close, but the president certainly has a slight edge in these important swing states that both candidates need to win to get to 270. >> how hard has the last few days been for romney with the president inspecting storm damage, how tough is his job? >> its eye certainly a challenge. you have somebody in the president who is the commander in chief. if you're mitt romney, you want to be a part of the conversation somehow. he spent tuesday participating in storm relief efforts, taking time away from the campaign trail, but it's certainly difficult to stay in the conversation the way he wants to. with obama back on the campaign trail, romney in virginia, but certainly the last three days, it's been a challenge for romney to stay in the conversation with obama and to show that he can be just as much of a commander in chief than the president. >> how do you think the jobs number on friday plays in to the poll on tuesday? >>per late in
to "squawk box" this morning, the race in the battleground state of florida lived up to its billing. that presidential contest is still too close to call. but mary thompson is there. and maybe she's not going to call it for us, but can give us more information on where we are. mary? >> reporter: no, i'm not going to call it, andrew. might not be until this afternoon or possibly 9 to 12 days from now before we know the outcome of the florida vote here. the vote count was called off late last night. miami-dade, which is one of the most populous counties here in florida said it would continue the vote count today. hanging in the balance, 29 electoral votes. but, again, at this point may make little difference. this is where we stand as far as the vote count goes with president obama showing a slight lead over governor romney according to the florida division of elections. now, even if the final results are submitted today, if there is a margin of victory of less than .5%, here in florida, that triggers an automatic vote recount. that has to be completed either after nine days after the
latino areas that did not get polled including florida and just saying one party figured it out. the other party didn't. >> if you look at individual stocks and sectors, yesterday you got at the point where you go by sector and not risk on, risk off broader mark. we see that here. financials are seeing softness in pre-market. coal stocks seeing softness. there is a notion that now there will be more reimbursement for patients who previously couldn't pay for their care and so that will be a huge tail wind for these stocks which goes to buy from neutral this morning. >> a couple guys piled on hca. i do feel that you're supposed to sell the medical devices because there's a tax on them. things are playing out the way we would expect. i do think that the market is not understanding the power of what bernanke is doing in housing because you would get the firing of bernanke very quickly, okay, and you're not going to get that now. he's obviously contributed. the rates are down any way. i just think that if you bought bank of america because you thought romney was going to win and that
a -- >> sorry to interrupt you. that's our first opportunity to see mr. martoma who has been living in florida of course as we know as he enters the court. continue, judge. >> the government will put together matching phone calls to particular trades and also look at speed of which trades take place and when they take place that will be part of the circumstantial evidence that will be used to ask the jury to infer that the defendant, mr. martoma, and others were acting with criminal intent. >> we had you on to talk about the gupta trial and now this one. we'll come back time and time again. is the hurdle for either side significantly higher or lower than in the case like gupta? >> in this case, in mr. mart yo appear there are any recordings. it will be a different play. >> just finally, judge, what is now the landscape of federal investigations into the financial services industry? what does this case tell us about where we are now? >> well, it underscores how broad the investigation is and some indication of how broad the problem might be. it's a whole different sphere, if you will, it's no l
swamped. >> you remember hurricane andrew which flattened homestead down in florida. there were parts of new jersey and long island that look like that. >> not nearly the size -- houses down there were $150,000 a piece. the homes that were destroyed up here were millions of dollars a piece. >> that's what i'm saying. it's much more money. >> the other difference is in new york there's not a lot of moral hazard that you worry about in the sense of people weren't building homes in the wrong places. >> a terrific comment. there had not been a storm there in decades and decades and decades. it's another thing in florida on the coast. there were counties i found along north carolina that have fema money on top of fema money from the prior storm on top of fema money. that's not the case in new york. >> three storms hit new york in 1954. all of them twice as big as the one that just hit three in one year. >> i don't want to give you a nodule but people are making a leap with global warming thing. it may be true. i don't think there's evidence of it. >> i tell you, it's our living in sin that
? former new york governor george ptatki will join us on that. >> as we go to the break, people in florida waiting in long lines to cast their vote in what is always an important swing state. we're back after this. i'm a conservative investor. i invest in what i know. i turned 65 last week. i'm getting married. planning a life. there are risks, sure. but, there's no reward without it. i want to be prepared for the long haul. i see a world bursting with opportunities. india, china, brazil, ishares, small-caps, large-caps, ishares. industrials. low cost. every dollar counts. ishares. income. dividends. bonds. i like bonds. ishares. commodities. diversification. choices. my own ideas. ishares. i want to use the same stuff the big guys use. ishares. 9 out of 10 large, professional investors choose ishares for their etfs. introducing the ishares core, etfs for the heart of your portfolio. tax efficient and low cost building blocks to help you keep more of what you earn. call your advisor. visit ishares. yeah, ishares. ishares by blackrock. call 1-800-ishares for a prospectus which
quarter, we feel very good about. that's certainly true in california. it's true in florida. it's true in paris. >> bob, the last time we talked, you seemed passionate about the need to fix our debt as a country. i wonder what your take is on president obama winning re-election. does that change anything for the company, for the industry? in terms of this fiscal cliff, everybody is expecting taxes to go higher. we're not sure how high on dividends and capital gains. will that dictate your behavior in terms of disney's payout, your dividend? >> well, first of all, i think i was most passionate when we last talked about the change in the corporate tax rate where we are the highest in the world right now. i don't think that makes this country competitive. i think it's a real impediment to true growth. so i'm very passionate about addressing that, not only reducing the rate, but in order to do so, i think certain loopholes have to get closed as well in order to make this country far more competitive. i think that's very important. i've seen some very compelling statistics about what a 10%
. that is the old pennsylvania power and light. i like it! let's go to pedro in florida. pedro? >> hey, jim. stock ticker symbol bys. i've been going to it for a year now. it's pretty good. i don't know what to do with it anymore. >> oh, boy. all right. this is the whole group of real estate investment trusts. i don't recommend them unless they come on the show. they have to come on the show. now, you know, i have been recommending annaly. it is better than this one. but i have to do more work. dean in washington. dean? >> hey, jimbo. sad, sad, losing money every day boo-yah. >> many of us are. >> so hey, last week i dialed in to solutions. they missed the earnings. >> no hurry. now you're in tax law selling season. i don't think you touch that stock until the he end of the year. i need david aldridge to come in and talk about it. and that is the conclusion of the "lightning round." >> "the lightning round" is sponsored by td ameritrade. and later, cash infusion? from syringes to surgery, medical supply company henry schein is in the heart of health care. as this sector settles into new reforms, s
't we? we ask, they perform. thank you very much. >>> from california to florida, walmart workers have been staging protests at various locations across the country. but, is that keeping shoppers away? we'll go live to a walmart store in maryland for the latest action on that. >>> plus, we'll tell you six ways to find the best deals out there. all it takes is your fingers and a mobile device. >>> up next -- fiscal cliff getting closer and closer every single day. one member of our panel says there is no way the lawmakers will hash out a deal by the end of the year. what does that mean for stocks? stick around to find out. [ male announcer ] this is steve. he loves risk. but whether he's climbing everest, scuba diving the great barrier reef with sharks, or jumping into the market, he goes with people he trusts, which is why he trades with a company that doesn't nickel and dime him with hidden fees. so he can worry about other things, like what the market is doing and being ready, no matter what happens, which isn't rocket science. it's just common sense, from td ameritrade. >>> the mark
florida? jeff? >> caller: hey, jim. i saw facebook was up today, but knowing that the new ad blocker app has been released for android devices, how is that going to effect the company? >> it's going to be okay. facebook has the sponsored story thing. really good piece by sanford bernstein today about facebook. that guy hated it when it was right to hate it. he told you to stop hating it at the bottom. tells you to buy it below here. he's my guy. i believe in facebook at these levels. my kids were on facebook a lot this weekend. okay. how about joe in mississippi? joe? >> caller: hello, jim, how you doing? >> hey, doing pretty well. how about you? >> caller: good. okay. mmr, had a rough day today. down 22.5%. >> this one is too hard. it is just entirely a speck play on this davy jones locker, davy jones, well, i'd rather, you know -- sleepy dreams. show what i mean here. no. mmr, hold it until it goes back over 10 then sell it. i think i'm done waiting for mmr to go to 25. i need bob in massachusetts, please. bob? no doubt a patriot fan. bob? >> caller: yes, i am. and mr. cramer, a big ho
florida home yesterday and charged. cohen gen again was taken aback that federal investigators were involved. the hedge fund founder said he'll keep doing what he does. he's told staff members to just keep their heads down and continue trading as they always do. it is important to note that sac has had great returns in recent years. this year they're north of 10% up side. as a result investors have been very loyal to sac over the years and its capital base has grown. however one funds manager told me this morning that under pressure from some other investors of his own who are uncomfortable with the sac situation, he's been forced to redeem his firm's capital from sac. it is not a large amount and it is very unclear whether other investors will follow suit or not. but at the same time it kind of tells that you this recent set of events is touching a nerve among some investors, and perhaps some employees as well who seem a bit shaken. >> kate, stay with us. we'll bring in greg zuckerman with the "wall street journal." he's been tracking this story closely as well. greg, you've been f
-47. look at the state of florida. one that mitt romney is counting on as a lynchpin of the base. 29 electoral votes. president obama up among likely voters 49-47. in ohio, the state most look at as the potential tipping point. president obama has a six-point lead. he's gone hard on the auto bailout and hitting mitt romney. that's a point of contention. because ohio has been such a tough nut for the romney campaign to crack, that's a reason they are making a late play into pennsylvania. it depends on turnout organization, especially the composition of the electorate. what portion of white voters versus hispanics. definitely a lower level of intensity and young people. barack obama dominates among young people. mitt romney among seniors who are more motivated to vote. how much will that carry the day? we'll find out tomorrow. >> if you're looking for an early tell tomorrow, if you could only look at one state early on, virginia. if it's decisive either way does that suggest the rest of the night collapses in that direction? >> almost in any of the battleground states other than ohio w
couldn't resupply fast enough. >> john, i'm told that did not pass in south florida. it was proposed but didn't pass and the total cost per gas station is $8,000 to $10,000 for the prewiring and the generator. seems like they would have made that over the last couple of weekends, if they had had it. anyway, to not worry about losing the power when you don't have it is the only thing i can -- like this last storm it's like hey, neighborhood doesn't have power anyway. you can't do anything to us at this point. john hofmeister, appreciate it. thanks. >>> coming up, policy decisions from the bank of england and the european central bank, two important announcements from europe that are still ahead this morning. bob, these projections... they're... optimistic. productivity up, costs down, time to market reduced... those are good things. upstairs, they will see fantasy. not fantasy... logistics. ups came in, analyzed our supply chain, inventory systems... ups? ups. not fantasy? who would have thought? i did. we did, bob. we did. got it. impact wool exports from new zealand, textile product
-- in the saks call they talked about another zip code store in florida where there's a whole floor of shoes. what we could do is we would take a winter break together and visit that zip code opposed to the zip code of -- >> if we're going down there, i might do it. i might do it. warmer weather you can show off your legs so that's nice too. >> okay. maybe we go to tampa bay. see what they have. >> i hear all of the action is in tampa. >> south beach. if you're going to do it, do it. >> you should do it up. >> the journal takes a crack at icahn versus hastings today as we keep an eye on take two where the action is getting hotter for carl. >> a blog post yesterday that they hired some time ago. listen, carl, i can tell you what i know. carl's calling people trying to get meetings with potential buyers for netflix. i spoke to people that will probably meet with carl. they have very little if no interest in actually buying it but everyone will go see carl because it's nothing if not entertaining. maybe you have a couple martinis, you relax, you talk, you get to heardom on things. we'll see wha
whether on the gulf coast, florida and unfortunately in the metropolitan area in new york. the supply siders are doing everything they know how to do. so you broaden utility crews from across the country, trying to get electricity restored, the oil companies are doing everything they can do within the limits of safety, and regulation to get supply out to the public. we also have to do something different on the demand management side. what's happening is that the demand side is descending into chaos and you see it in the gas lines. this could get to gunfire if it continues in the way it's going now. my recommendation is for the governors of new jersey, new york and connecticut, come together, go to an odd/even rationing plan, cut the demand in half every day by going to odd/even rationing. >> based on your driver's license or based on the -- >> based on the license plate. >> like we did back in the '70s. >> exactly. so you've cut the demand in half by definition of what numbers on your car license plate. take care of the service providers, taxi cabs, i will mow drivers, other service
read over the weekend, if romney doesn't win florida, it's almost impossible he can win the presidency almost by adding in any other combination of states. but there's likely to be gridlock in congress on again for another at least two years, possibly four years. if that's the case, either romney or obama will find their ability quite circumscribed. but there are key areas where either administration would follow fairly similar policies and they are related to expiration for oil and gas and production of oil and gas. it's forgotten now that a couple of months before the gulf of mexico disaster, the bp disaster in 2010, obama had opened up substantial areas off the atlantic coast of the u.s. more region ofs of the gulf of mexico and i think the west coast, as well, to exploration efforts. in other words, the obama administration was of the gulf and i think the west coast, as well, to exploration efforts. in other words, the obama administration was committed to increases production to help towards the long term goal of redur reducing energy import independence. that's a sentiment that r
state can't pull gdp up after pushing it down. what we saw in 1992 in florida with andrew was that it did pull up the gdp. the rebuild did. this is a similar rebuild although there will be tremendous tension. those of house have property down there who submitted our bills to the insurance companies, how much of it was water damage? well, a lot of it. nice to know you. it's good. i hope you don't have mold down there. >> if it got flooded, you should hope a tree fell on top. >> the insurance companies are telling you to read fine print. fine print is very bad. >> when we come back, taking a bite out of apple in bear territory after a slight gain on friday and stock up in premarket. is it finally the time to buy? you might remember david shulman now with ucla forecast. he says why you should brace. nice rallies given that dow in the past four of six weeks have been down more than 200 points. more "squawk on the street" is back in a minute. >> take a look where we are set to open here up 112 points on the dow jones industrial average. a little bit of optimism this morning as
lustig claims you can improve your chances. he says he's won millions in the florida lottery and has even written a book. his tips, buy as many tickets as you can afford and pick your own numbers. don't let the machine do it. >> it's all about what numbers, how do i pick the best numbers, what's the secret to picking the numbers. there is no secret. >> the odds may be long, but people keep hoping they'll be that one in 175 million. >> it's always a dream. always a dream. >> the key question, of course, is whether you're going to play. one of our viewers has tweeted in to say that playing the power ball is a tax on the mathematically challenged. i'm in. another disagrees. he says a dollar in apple stock eventually becomes $2 versus zero in power ball. not sure if it's conventional wisdom that a dollar in apple doubles. maybe that's a bit of a warning sign for the shares. but in any case what are you going to do with your dollar? are you going to put it in the powerball? put it in the stock market? e-mail us, you can tweet us. >>> and stick around, because coming up, the world's top auto ma
back from florida. great work this week. >>> shares of apple sliding over 20% since the all-time high back on september 21st. question is, do we go down more from here? later on, the changing of the guard. over in china. we'll take a closer look at the challenges and new leadership will face and means for the rest of the world. don't go away. it's about who lives in the yellow house, the green, and the apartment house, too. today we not only honor the oval office, but we honor the cubicle, and the home office as well. because today it's about all of us. and no matter who you are, you're the commander-in-chief of your own life. ♪ you're the commander-in-chief of your own life. wooohooo....hahaahahaha! oh...there you go. wooohooo....hahaahahaha! i'm gonna stand up to her! no you're not. i know. you know ronny folks who save hundreds of dollars switching to geico sure are happy. how happy are they jimmy? happier than a witch in a broom factory. get happy. get geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more. >>> welcome back. let's take a check on shares of apple. this hap
, the density of the area affected never happened before. when the storms hit florida, frankly they do hit areas and they hit them hard. so many people that live in the area, you have not had this. so it's really hard to know, carl, the 439 plus 78,000, doesn't seem like that much. i have seen estimates that claims could go up as high as 500,000 or higher. so that's something to look out for. how much drop you would expect and why we see it in philly and not in empire state, which arguably should have been more impacted than philly fed, of course you are, philly is down in that southern new jersey area that was hit by a lot of rain, that's possible. i honestly have to answer your question, carl, by saying i did not know what to expect, except that beyond noisy, i expected it to be negative. >> also double dose of big box retail earnings this morning, walmart and target both beating estimates on the top line, but walmart did -- patrick mckeeve, that neutral looks awfully pressure right now. what is your response to how they did? >> the sales were disappointing, they comped up 1.5%, walmart u.s. a
in the high fives and low sixes, so whether you're looking at the national association of home floridas index yesterday, marching up to the best levels since may of '06 or starts and permits, i would have to say that i can't tell you if every region is going to have hot housing market as some of the stories i was reading about in miami, but there seems little doubt at least at this point before everybody starts tackling deductions like home mortgage interest, that it's trying to get a bite and trying to grab. rates kicked up maybe a basis point. dollar index under duress and doing better again, the dollar that is on the yen and that has been one of the big trades last several weeks. back to you. >> rick, thank you. steve liesman is standing by in new york and steve the big thing coming up today has to be when bernanke is going to be speaking. we talked earlier about that. what really do you expect to hear today? >> not unrelated to the report we just got, becky, i think that's a good question because i think bernanke is going to be relatively pleased with what's happened to mortgages. i think
was arrested by the fbi at his florida home this morning. he allegedly got inside information about an alzheimer's drug on trial in 2006 and 2007 being conducted jointly and he passed on that information to said hedge fund resulting in the ill gotten gains and in the process committed securities fraud among other accusations. we'll bring you more details as we have in this news just out this morning and there's a press conference later today at about 12:30. we'll bring you details. >> all right. already a busy month. thank you for that. we'll see you later on today. >>> big box retailer best buy reporting weaker than expected numbers just days before the unexpected start to the holiday season. for how much longer will it cut into profits? you won't want to miss what meg whitman has to say about that quarter and the autonomy write off at 10:40 eastern time. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 this morning, i'm going to trade in hong kong. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 after that, it's on to germany. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 then tonight, i'm trading 9500 miles away in japan. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 with the new gl
into florida or maybe even new york was starting to move crude oil up to the refineries on the east coast. >> now, you were part of the rescue effort with sandy in terms of bringing some fuel into the region. >> no, we actually are in the emergency response business. we have a group that prepares and trains people for emergencies, supervises debris removal, assists state and local governments with recovering money from fema. >> i didn't realize that. and how then do you judge -- we're looking at this article this morning in terms of what was going on long island power, for example. what kind of grade to you give the utilities in this situation? >> hard for me to grade them, i think the public and their constituency is not giving them a good grade at the moment. >> did you train these people? >> we did not train those people. >> if you could -- if we could redo sandy, let's hope we don't ever have to do redo sandy. what were the things that should've happened in advance of the storm knowing it was coming. >> i think when you have storms of this nature, the key is not preparing the day befo
. >> alabama and auburn and all those. >> florida. >> the pac-10 or the big ten? i don't know what i'm talking about. who is the competitor to the sec? >> there is no -- there hasn't been a competitor. >> what's the one that rut gger just join some had. >> the big ten. >> on so trying toitor competitor. >> and there are good teams out west. pac-10. oregon is good and ucla and usc. >> by the way, i have to apologize, i don't know if june is watching. she sat by us at the game. she gave me gloves, i'm really sorry, i walked out with them. i gave them to ray who said that he sees you all the time. >> ray rice? >> no, a different ray. i hope that he actually does see her because i gave him the gloves. but tweet me and i'll pay for the gloves. sorry. i feel so bad, i pronled i'd give the gloves back and i walked out with them. >> i guess we should move on. >> probably. >> earlier this week we told you about james gorman's memo to employees, encouraged them to make calls and letters to washington demanding a balanced compromise on the fiscal cliff. today's politico's morning money reports the bank's
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